James Cameron has been talking megaturd Terminator: Dark Fate. He was one of the chefs in the kitchen (toilet). In a new interview with Cinema Blend, Cameron says there were disagreements between he and Tim Miller.
“I would say many (disagreements). And the blood is still being scrubbed off the walls from those creative battles. This is a film that was forged in fire. So yeah, but that’s the creative process, right?
[The rough cut] wasn’t a slam-dunk at the time. I felt there were a lot of pathways that were taken that were unnecessary. I’m an editor myself, so I gave notes that were both broad, and very specific. I continued in that process up to about two and a half months ago when we locked picture…
I never went to the set. I’ve yet to physically meet the new cast because I never went to the set. But I was very involved in the writing and I was very involved in the cutting of the film. And to me, the cutting is really an extension of the writing.”
Usually, with this kind of thing, you will not see a guilty actor, producer, writer or director own their mess until the P.R. window has closed. I am yet to see Jim Cameron be an honest man with this movie, although in the comments in previous articles, some have said he’s started to ‘distance’ himself from it.